Average Mid-Career Legal Assistant with Office Administration Skills Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$18.80
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant with Office Administration skills in Chicago, Illinois is $18.80.
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$15.75
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$18.80
75%
$26.53
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $27
Total Pay
$28,813 - $70,029

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Filing Court Documents, Client Interaction and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.34 based on 5 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.72 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.91 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 27.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (25.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (24.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (22.2% less), Orlando, Florida (20.2% less) and Los Angeles, California (9.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 60 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
35.0%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
36.7%